First Step (Enhanced Edition)
An Elementary Reader for Modern Chinese
Chih-P'ing Chou and Others
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First Step is an elementary Chinese textbook for students with no previous background in the language. Focusing on the basics of modern Chinese phonetics and grammatical structure, the book uses everyday topics to help students establish a solid foundation in the Chinese language.
The textbook, which includes color illustrations, contains thirty lessons, each of which can be covered in a week's worth of classes. Each lesson features a lively dialogue or a short essay, representing a real-life situation, which is then followed by vocabulary lists and grammar notes. Explanatory notes on Chinese culture and customs are also provided. The companion workbook for First Step is sold separately and includes comprehensive exercises and character writing sheets with information on the stroke orders of newly introduced characters. Free online audio files, accessible on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, allow students to listen to First Step dialogues and practice their pronunciation at their leisure. This vital audio supplement gives students the chance to learn Chinese intonation with greater accuracy.
First Step provides students with the necessary tools to begin practical daily communication in Chinese.
Emphasis is on basic grammar structure and principlesTextbook features both traditional and simplified characters, pinyin, and English translationPerforated workbook (which is sold separately) facilitates easy handling of homeworkFree audio recordings of dialogues and other content available onlineAppropriate for college and high school students
- Category: Foreign Languages
- Published: Mar 30, 2014
- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Seller: Princeton University Press
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English
- Version: 3.0